Due to circumstances outside of our control, this event has been cancelled.
Often blindness in poetry is used for its symbolic value, where a blind character can suggest spiritual insight or inner creativity. In this talk Professor Michael Bradshaw (University of Worcester) takes a different approach, drawing upon the real experience of visual impairment, and looks afresh at the lives and writings of Ann Batten Cristall, William Wordsworth and other Romantic-era writers. He also explores the themes of blindness and sight, and the experience of non- and partially sighted characters.
Accompanying carers/personal assistants are admitted free of charge. Please notify us when making a booking.
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